PepsiCo R&D Principal Scientist Vacancy – Food Science Candidates Apply

PepsiCo R&D Principal Scientist Vacancy – Food Science Apply

Bring your passion and talent to our stage and continue to share our future and deliver innovative products to our consumers. As a Principal Scientist, your primary responsibilities are leading research and development projects and providing analytical solutions in support of Innovation and Discovery for Beverage R&D in Valhalla, NY. As a Subject Matter Expert in quality and specification of food ingredients/flavors, Agricultural Residue testing, and analytical method development and application, the incumbent will work closely with our global Measurement Sciences teams on harmonization of methods, specification program digitization, and lab LIMS renovation as needed.

Job Title: R&D Analytical Principal Scientist

Location: Valhalla, New York

Job Function: Research and Development

Req Id: 260467BR

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Ph.D. in Food Chemistry or Flavor Chemistry, with more than 10 years of experience in an R&D analytical function in consumer products industry, with more than 10 years of experience in an R&D analytical function in consumer products industry, or Ph.D./MS
  • Degree with 5-8 years of experience.
  • Hands-on experience with a broad range of analytical techniques in wet chemistry analysis, GC, GCMS, HPLC, LCMS.
  • Must have expertise with industry methods and method development process with a track record of developing methods for the analysis of flavor, complex beverage matrices.
  • Experience in flavor chemistry, flavor quality, foods, beverages ingredients, and agricultural residues is preferred; past exposure to global projects and teams is preferred; experience with people management is also a plus but not required.
  • Critical thinking, great flexibility, and ability to multi-task dependent on the types of work that the department supports.
  • Capable of learning and applying various analytical techniques; Experienced with statistical tools
  • Self-motivated and results-driven; leadership skills and demonstrated teamwork and supervisory experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must understand and follow safe handling of hazardous chemicals and have an appreciation of the normal hazards associated with laboratory work.

Job Description

  • Bring your passion and talent to our stage and continue to share our future and deliver innovative products to our consumers.
  • As a Principal Scientist, your primary responsibilities are leading research and development projects and providing analytical solutions in support of Innovation and Discovery for Beverage R&D in Valhalla, NY. As a Subject Matter Expert in quality and specification of food ingredients/flavors, Agricultural Residue testing, and analytical method development and application, the incumbent will work closely with our global Measurement Sciences teams on harmonization of methods, specification program digitization and lab LIMS renovation as needed.
  • This role also will also be responsible for coaching junior chemists and technicians on method development and validation. This is a rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth. You will have a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge to help and sustain our products.

Accountability for PepsiCo R&D 

  • Partner with R&D key stakeholders and provide an analytical solution to support Global Beverage innovation and brand stewardship. Provide data and analytical insight for specification development of flavor, ingredients, semi-finished ingredients, and beverages.
  • Provide technical expertise in developing test strategy and analytical methods needed for innovation projects including integration of recently acquired brands such as Cytosport and Rockstar.
  • Collaborate with R&D clients in scoping special project work; align with the department leadership team and execute projects; effectively and independently manage priority and workflow of projects and deliver results within the timeline.
  • Perform analyses on submitted samples using standard and other detailed methods of analysis if needed.
  • Update Legacy Specification Documents for intermediates and finished flavor systems as needed.
  • Support manager in the deployment of department strategies including exploring new techniques for smart testing and productivity.
  • Support digitization of database and research findings.
  • Prepare graphs and tables using appropriate computer software for updates with clients and senior leadership.
  • Follow all mandated safety and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) procedures.

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